ROBERT, who was born in Ireland in 1768, married MARY ANDERSON, in Chester in 1793. Removing to Pendleton Dist., S.C., he later moved to Decatur, Georgia, where he lived until his death. his 3 sons were James born in 1794; John born in 1801; Robert born in 1803. All of these sons lived in Cobb County, John and Robert being pioneer settlers, James moving to the County about 1843. James Lemon was a Justice of the inferior court in DeKalb in the late eighteen twenties and thirties, and also a Representative from DeKalb in the state Legislature in 1837 and 1838.
James Lemon married Mary Brown Telford in 1817, upon their removal to Cobb, they settled near Acworth, and the family name was continued to be linked with the development and progress of that portion of the Country. Two of James and Mary Telford Lemon's sons, Smith and James Lyle Lemon, founded the S. Lemon Banking Company in Ackworth, and were among the organizers of the Acworth Presbyterian Church in 1881. James Lyle Lemon, afterward Captain of Co. A, 18th Ga. Regiment, C.S. A., married Elizabeth Jane Davenport. Smith Lemon married first Sarah Amanda Anderson; second, Annie Elizabeth Smith; third Hanna Melissa Chastain.
Among James and Mary Telford Lemon's other children, besides James Lyle and Smith Lemon, Louisa, Married J. P. Anderson' George married Susan Kine; Isabella married Daniel Collins in 1846; Sarah Ann married Edward S. Groves in 1850; Ann Maria married Henry Grogan in 1849.
Mary Brown Telford Lemon
1799–1863 (m. 1817)